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Financial Controller

Ref code: SES99096934
Finance Qualified
Market related
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Office Based

Financial Controller
Leicester - LE4
Full Time / Permanent
Hybrid & Flexible Working
Up to £65,000 + Bonus

SF Recruitment are working on an exclusive basis with a superb business in Leicester who are looking to recruit a Financial Controller to join their team on a full time, permanent basis. The Financial Controller will report into an excellent supportive Finance Director & oversee a small team of 5. Our client is a PE Backed Retail business in Leicester. The Financial Controller will be an integral part of the management team responsible for leading and developing a high performing Finance Function.

Main Purpose of the Job:
- Reviewing the management accounts and owning the consolidation process and monthly reporting outputs.
- Growing the business, by assisting in any acquisition processes (Due Diligence and Acquisition Accounting).
- Enhancing profitability by undertaking analysis and feeding back to operations and retail management where improvements can be made. Undertaking insightful commercial analysis to assist in achieving business objectives.
- To own the month-end and year-end finance processes, ensuring that all deadlines are met and delivery of effective financial close processes.
- Owner of the consolidated p&l, balance sheet and cashflow month end and forecasting processes.
- To document and review monthly financial reports, including high quality analysis & comments to explain underlying trends to the FD, other Directors and Private Equity House.
- Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and understanding of key accountancy (FRS102), tax (in particular VAT, Corporation Tax and Income Tax) and legal requirements.
- Provide independent challenge throughout all aspects of the role with particular focus on working practices, key business processes and underlying key working assumptions.
- To actively challenge the business case for capital expenditure requests and monitor actual capex (cost to complete) against approved and budgeted spend.
- To develop a range of analytics and KPIs to ensure that key financial risks are measured, monitored and managed to provide a stable platform for the delivery of superior financial results.
- Deliver a cashflow forecast which ensures that cashflow is optimised and funding is appropriate.
- Consistently enhancing working capital, by taking actions to maximise cash recoveries, minimise out flows.
- Lead the team to ensure compliance with external audit requirement.
- Leading all discussions with external parties (auditors, bankers, solicitors, HMRC etc)

The ideal Financial Controller will be a qualified individual with experience in a similar role. Experience of the Retail sector will be advantageous but not essential. You will enjoy managing, developing & coaching a small team with excellent communication skills. The role offers Hybrid Working (2 days in & 3 out) but being fully office based is an option. In return you'll receive: Bonus, flexible working, healthcare & 25 days + annual leave + stat.

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